Weekly Update – August 27th

Davies Creative Workshop Announcements

PPA Super Monday

On October 14th and 15th at 9 am I will be helping you learn all about flash photography and how to setup a home based photography studio. My classes, “How to Create a Home Studio” and “Flash Made Easy: A Class for Beginners and Natural Light Photographers”, are part of a nationwide educational event by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Called Super Monday—as the majority are held on Mondays—these classes have been a huge success each year. Known for individual and focused attention, Super Monday features educational classes on diverse topics around the country, hosted by professional photographers.

You can learn more and register at http://www.ppa.com/education-events/sm/states/sm_states_co.php where you will receive early bird pricing of $99 (normally $120) until October 3rd.


Please visit our Facebook page and give us a Like: http://www.facebook.com/dcworkshops - we will post special announcements there.

Also you can visit our blog at http://workshops.daviescreative.com/

Register for workshops here: http://www.meetup.com/daviescreativeworkshops/

Upcoming Davies Creative Workshops

The outdoor model shoot at Flagstaff was a huge success and there are already loads of great images up on the website. We’ll be scheduling and indoor version of that model shoot to cover working in the studio with controlled lighting.  Here are the images: http://www.meetup.com/daviescreativeworkshops/photos/10309572/

If there is a particular workshop subject you are interested in, just email me at matt@daviescreative.com and let me know – we’ll get a workshop developed.

Tips & Tricks Articles:

Manfrotto Presents Imagine More – This website was created to provide inspiration and showcase great work. It’s got many sections all worth exploring. It’s easy to get lost in the wealth of images and information they have amassed, and it updates all the time.

How To Take Spectacular Photos Through An Airplane Window Using a Nikon D7000 – While this article was written specifically for D7000 users the information is actually generic and will apply to any camera. Gives you a great thing to try on your next trip, so make sure you book a window seat.

Correcting Mixed Light in Lightroom 4 – This video from Photofocus discusses a few of the strategies that can be used when having to handle mixed light sources. You might find a good tip or two in here, even if it doesn’t fix every problem.

Using Facial View and Camera Angle to take Flattering Portraits – This article talks to the importance of the angle of the face when making portraits. It’s full of actual examples to review as you follow along with the text.

Free Lightroom Presets from OnOne Software – This page has a free download of presets for Lightroom 2, 3 & 4. With 60 custom pre-sets, you will quickly be able to change the overall look of your image. It’s really hard to beat free!

Visual Guide to Photoshop Shortcuts – I liked this photo posted on Facebook that shows you in a visual manner many of the important keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop.

Perfect Inspiration Episode 21 – ON FILLING THE FRAME WITH FEWER ELEMENTS – OnOne Software’s weekly video series is worth checking out, and you can subscribe to notifications of future episodes.

Perfect Inspiration Episode 22 – ON USING JUXTAPOSITION TO TELL A STORY – OnOne Software’s weekly video series is worth checking out, and you can subscribe to notifications of future episodes.

Free Webinars:

Click on the title of the webinar to be taken to the website to register.

David duChemin presents: LEARNING TO SPEAK THE VISUAL LANGUAGE

Nik Software Educational Webinars

XRite’s recorded webinar archive

8/27/2012 – Hair and Makeup

8/29/2012 – The Evolution of Your Creative Rights

8/30/2012 – How to Make it as a Photography Assistant

9/5/2012 – David Duchemin presents: GOING PRO 2: More Ideas for VisionMongers

9/6/2012 – Location, Posing, Execution

9/12/2012 – Claudia Rocchini presents: How to photograph animals in (semi-)controlled environments

9/13/2012 – Working With Models

9/19/2012 - Steve Gosling presents: Imperfect impressions

9/20/2012 – Lightweight Location Lighting with Kevin Kubota

9/26/2012 – Joe McNally presents: A Geographic Tale. Stories and strategies behind the pictures.

10/9/2012 – Adam Barker presents: Master the Magic Hour – Take your landscape and active lifestyle photography to the next level.

10/16/2012 – Purebaby Newborn Photography Workshop

Pro Tour Workshops

8/30/2012 – Sandy Puc’s Photography Fundamentals Tour - $169 – DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center

8/30/2012 – Sal Cincotta The Wedding Tour – $99 sales and consultations

8/31/2012 – Sal Cincotta The Wedding Tour – $699 all day workshop

10/28/2012 – Sallee School’s Fall Sememster with Ryan Schembri and JB Sallee - Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park – $69 Online / $99 at the door

Photography Organizations:

Professional Photographers of America - National organization with focus on portrait and wedding photographers.

American Society of Media Photographers – National organization with a focus on commercial photography.

Professional Photographers of Colorado - State affiliate of PPA with separate membership. Holds annual trade show with image competition and workshops most months.

ASMP Colorado – State chapter of the ASMP national organization.

ASMP Colorado Meetup Group – Join this group for local meetings.

Mile High Photographers - Local membership group with good monthly activities as part of the membership cost.

The Colorado Photography Learning Group  - This is their Facebook page. They have three Meetup.com groups covering different areas of the state.

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